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The conservative social media platform has accused Amazon of anti competitive practices after it was banned from using AWS.
- Parler is also arguing that Amazon's decision to boot the social media platform from their AWS service was politically motivated.
- Amazon removed Parler on the grounds that they failed to moderate violent content after the siege of the US capitol by supporters of president Donald Trump on January 6th.
- Parler has pointed out that the same sort of violent content is frequently shared on Twitter which uses AWS, yet Amazon has not cut off Twitter from their services.
- Amazon responded by invoking Section 230 which allows for private companies to moderate content on their platforms in the way they see fit.
- Section 230 has been a hot topic in the United States, as tech giants like Amazon, Google, and Facebook are able to censor users with little to no recourse.
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